Drifting RIB sparks lifeboat launch

By Emily Pearce

Sunday, May 4, 2014


THE Cowes RNLI lifeboat was launched yesterday (Saturday) evening to assist a boat which had broken down in the Solent, off the Isle of Wight.

The RIB, which had five people on board, had drifted ashore near the entrance to the Beaulieu River.

The Cowes lifeboat was called to the scene by the Solent Coastguard, and crew member Stuart Higgs waded ashore to investigate.

It was agreed the boat was firmly wedged on the shore, and it would be easier to take it away by trailer rather than wait for the next tide.

Reporter: emilyp@iwcpmail.co.uk

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